Own goal sinks Sunderland vs Spurs in league
??John O’Shea’s own-goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralizing
home defeat on Saturday as Tottenham handed under-fire manager
Andre Villas-Boas a second successive victory in the Premier
??The Republic of Ireland international turned Moussa Dembele’s
50th-minute cross past goalkeeper Vito Mannone at the Stadium of
Light, leaving the Black Cats deep in trouble at the foot of the
??It was the fifth time this season a Sunderland player had put
through his own goal.
??Sunderland took the lead in the 37th when Adam Johnson
capitalized on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ blunder to score his first
league goal of the season. But Paulinho levelled at close range
within six minutes after a headed pass from Nacer Chadli and Spurs
never looked back.
Sunderland was convinced it deserved a 75th-minute penalty after
substitute Sandro appeared to block Sebastian Larsson’s corner with
Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 midweek and is sixth with 27 points
from 15 games.